The sights and sounds of baseball’s opening day. It brings me back to my childhood, long before a computer was in every home and the tidal wave of social media. My friends and I would collect and trade baseball cards, those cardboard reminders that captured images and stats of our favorite players.
Not wanting to sound like a grumpy old man (if you know who Brooks Robinson played for, we can be friends), but NFT’s are like baseball cards in a few ways, and not so much in others. Let’s compare and contrast the two.
To start, some key similarities between collecting NFTs and baseball cards. Both can be considered assets, with value that can increase or decrease over time. Both can be traded or sold, and both can be used to show off your collection to others.
There are also some key differences between the two. For one, baseball cards are physical objects that take up space and can also be used to play games, while NFTs are generally not used for this purpose. While NFTs are digital files that can be stored on a computer or other device which allows for them to be displayed fairly easily across multiple devices. Want to switch the display of your NFT from your computer to your phone or TV screen, no problem.
So, which is better? It really depends on what you’re looking for in a collection. If you’re someone who likes the idea of owning physical objects, then baseball cards are clearly the way to go. If you’re more interested in digital assets with their portability and look to the future, then NFTs are the better option.
If you’ve got a digital collection and wish to determine its value or the best way to preserve it, contact Vast Agency at https://www.vastagency.io .